Jun 23, 2018
Thank you very much Dr./Professor, Liliana Florea. I've learned a lot. It's a very good opportunity to improve my knowledge. This means a lot to me.
Mar 14, 2016
Very informative course. Because I am new to this, it was at times confusing. But overall, great teaching and great experience. Thank you.
von Jaydeep S•
Apr 30, 2018
This is a very poorly designed and executed course. The teacher should have used a bit more practical examples and the video lengths is too long. I have to leave it halfway, because I don't see any point of wasting my time with it. Its sad that this is part of such a great specialization module. I hope the user comments allow the course designers to implement some changes to this course.
von Noam H•
Jun 02, 2019
Great and practical material. Instructions for tests aren't clear and sometimes very time consuming to understand
von Thiago C S•
May 15, 2019
Some questions were way too specific and out of scope from real practice.
von Geoffrey K•
Apr 22, 2019
A worthy introduction to the problems facing computational biologists.
von Yawei W•
Apr 15, 2019
I really like this course! (The exams are a bit challenging though.)
von Jitesh D•
Mar 30, 2019
Course content is really good! Lot of informational resources. Course delivery was little monotonous though. Exam 4 really made it very difficult due to not so clear instructions, otherwise it was a good course. Learnt lot of command lines tools and mainly to effectively use Linux commands in analysis.
von Erik K•
Mar 04, 2019
Excellent Introduction to Command Line Tools used in High Throughput Sequencing Analysis.
Mar 03, 2019
This course is reasonably difficult. The assignments are quite fulfilling and well organized by virtual machine. I hope the slides could be more detailed because it too simple.
von Keri M•
Feb 27, 2019
I learned a ton and feel like I understand the formats of all of the different really well. I will say that week 4 is out of date in that Tophat has been replaced with HISAT and I wasn't able to download the tools needed. It wasn't a waste of time to learn tophat but would have been nice to learn the most recent tools.
von Tran N•
Feb 25, 2019
It was a quite challenging experience, especially the final module. The problem you have to deal with is not "how to properly use the programs/tools", instead, we have to learn "how to play with the parameters" so that we can have the right answers for the quiz/exam questions. There were a lot of failures throughout this course, I had to watch the lectures again and again, deeply dive into the discussions in course forum, search google and seqsanswer/biostar forum, etc.... I became hating the lecturer and the mentors for theirs not so well organized lectures and answers ... But afterall, I've learned a lot. Thank you!
von Amy G•
Feb 16, 2019
This course is not at all up to the standards set by its companion courses. The assignments require a VMbox that is broken, the transcripts are way off base, the tools are somewhat out of date, and the content and message board reflect lack of sincere oversight and care for student experience. Yes, it is possible to pass if you are diligent. Yes, it contains useful commands. No, it is not at all worth the effort. It should be replaced, removed for the sequence, or severely revised.
von Stefanie M•
Feb 10, 2019
A lot of things are not explained in the course
von Anna B•
Feb 08, 2019
Exams take way longer than suggested, rest is good-OK
von Dahis M•
Jan 30, 2019
Detailed and challenging.
von Hemanoel P A•
Jan 24, 2019
I really love this course. It changed my life
von oyebode j O•
Dec 20, 2018
Very fine course. drills students well. would prefer if files used in examples were provided for students before the class. it makes life easier. would also prefer students are advised how to install tools on their laptops. Good course overall and I learnt much
von Sofia M K•
Oct 18, 2018
Some of the tools are not up to date (tophat) and some things were unexplained. The focus was only typing the commands but not understanding why exactly we have to do specific things.
von Tom S•
Oct 14, 2018
The theoretical lectures are ok, but the practical ones are a bit slow. Could have been more scirpt based from the beginning. The Exams are quite different from what is explained in the lectures I think. Especially in week4.
von Xing Y•
Oct 02, 2018
The course is good but not "self-contained"...
von Paul S•
Aug 29, 2018
The instructor clearly knew her material. She tried to present it systematically with enough information to give students the ability to perform the programming tasks. There were, however, a number of areas where there is substantial room for improvement.
1. The slides were underutilized. Listing a command name is not enough information to use it. For the most part this was adequately done in the lectures, but having details on critical implementation formats in slides would have been a helpful visual.
2. The class was all about using command line instructions. When the command line was shown on screen it was hard to read and frequently covered over by the video controls. Moving it up and making it large enough to read would be very helpful.
3. Although some details of the output file structure were presented a lot was left for the student to dig out of other sources. If you don't know what to look for this makes things very difficult.
4. The class is about using genomic analysis programs but the instructor did not provide information about where to download the appropriate files from.
von Andrew J D•
Aug 27, 2018
Very informative course. Only downside is that the example datasets/scripts are not provided (which I tend to find to be useful for learning informatics).
von Michael G•
Jul 22, 2018
There could be more resources provided and the lecture at the beginning of module 4 should be placed at the beginning of the course. Because the overview of molecular biology serves as background for the entire course.
von yingchuan q•
Jul 22, 2018
It is not that the course is not useful; there is a LOT of room for the course to improve itself. One major issue is the lecture lacks sufficient descriptions why we do particular things, and the instructor's non-native English speaking and monotone worsen the situation such that I was often lost about the purpose of certain calculation. The second issue is that the course needs additional materials that aid students during the learning. The lecture video itself is not effective to provide sufficient guidance. I have done most of my learning by googling. In summary, the course was definitely poorly designed.
von Sael M A•
Jul 14, 2018
Great resource to learn unix codes and prepare your self for analysing genomic data
von Ian P•
Jul 12, 2018
I would have liked a better overview of the analysis process, less on details of command line parameters. there were several errors in the slides. The assignments were tedious and not very instructive.